I am Ikhuenbor Vikram Osarumen also known as Vikram Da Ace Poet from Oredo Local Government, Benin City, Edo State. I am proudly Nigerian…..an only child between my parents and was trained solely by my mother( a single parent). I would describe myself as a visionary person whose life is motivated by a zest to be an answer to the questions of many both spiritually and physically all around the world. I am pretty emotional and usually ” fall asleep while awake,” that is to say, I experience a great dimension of God’s insight and foresight in my ministry as a spoken word poet. I hate travesty and so I always say ” The world is one big bakery, so stop all the bickering, because God the baker made us come into this world as different pastries.”
MY LIFE AS A CHILD
As a child, I grew up living a lonely life. The only friend I had then was “myself”, hence I discovered inner energy. Soon I was admitted into Garrick Primary and Secondary School, Benin City, Edo State. One situation that held me down was that, I always had the poorest result in my class and as such, became the least entertained. I grew through those formative days crestfallen because, I couldn’t measure up with my peers academically.
I remember a situation which occurred in primary 5, how that my mathematics teacher pointed to the rest of the class saying ” I see you guys going far in life,” just after I failed a question. The worse case scenario was that I couldn’t speak English at all. However in ss2, I realised those coming out tops in class didn’t have ten heads. That was when I picked up Brighter Grammar and Queens Premier in ss2 and started to burn the mid night candle. So it went that for the first time in my life, I came second in class and a year after I got admitted into Benson Idahosa University in 2007 to study law.
MY LIFE AS A LAW STUDENT
In 2007, I took a decision to brake academic records at both intra university and interuniversity competitions. I started studying beyond normal and in my 300 level, I carted away with an award of the overall best student; in 400 level I won the first National scholarship to the Nigerian Law School during the Comrade Adams Aliu Oshiomole’s Moot and Mock Trials, held in the Ambrose Ali University, Edo State, Nigeria.
That same year, I won another scholarship to the Nigerian Law School from the university of Benin, as having one of the best articles amongst a group of articles sent in for scrutiny.
In 2012, I was conferred the honour of the overall best graduating law student with a G.P.A of 4.45. At this time I had published my first book entitled “The Memory of World War 11 and the ICRC.” I had become the first president of the Niger Delta Student Union Government in my school.
In 2013, I had published a comprehensive English text entitled ” The Superior Insider: The Mystics of Grammar and Phonetics Unveiled.” In 2014, I was called to the Nigerian Bar as a Solicitor/Advocate of the supreme court of Nigeria.
HOW I BECAME A SPOKEN WORD ARTIST
My success story as a spoken word poet all began in 2010 as I yearned to see world peace gain a domino effect in the comity of nations. I am a very emotional person and a deep thinker as well. Overtime, I developed a writing spirit, which propelled me to start spoken word poetry in a village called Ikpeshi, Akoko Edo Local Government, Edo State.
The depth of my spoken word poems snowballed out of solitary living. Hence, I have time to study, meditate, praying and hear from God. The exact words I hear are the spirit filled words I say on stage as spoken word poems. I have seen many lives transformed over the years under this ministry.
In 2014, I started a spoken word academy known as Ace Academy with the motto “Save the World.” The academy hosts the trending spoken word event call Speak Out Loud. It has been changing lives and sequel to that, other spoken word poets have come out amongst us, spreading the divine mandate as well. I took it as a ministry, but I became more serious when I heard the lord on the 30 April, 2016 at about 2:35am….” You will speak through times and seasons and through generations.”
From that day, the anointing on my ministry as a spoken word poet has increased.
Finally, I became a spoken word poet due to an undying vision to bring answers to the questions of many. This is what I live for and if need be I hope to die for. The world must become a better place.
My most challenging moment
This was the day I defeated “self.”
To take the divine mandate to the ends of the earth.